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Mayor's Charity Appeal

​​​​​​Each year, the sitting Mayor of Rochdale raises thousands of pounds for local charitable causes through collections and organised events such as the Mayor’s Ball. These charities change each year as every mayor can choose the particular causes which are close or important to them.

All the money they raise is collected and distributed at the end of their mayoral year.

A list of charities the mayor is raising funds for

Councillor Billy Sheerin, supported by the Mayoress, Mrs Lynn Sheerin, will be raising funds for:​

  • Springhill H​ospi​​ce​ - a 16-bedded purpose-built facility offering specialist palliative care to patients and their families from diagnosis to end-of-life.​
  • Parkinson's UK driving better care, treatments and quality of life.
  • Leukaemia UK - passionate about improving the wellbeing of people living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood disorders.
  • Hydro Pool - a campaign to raise money to bring Hydrotherapy to Castleton Health and Leisure Centre
  • Shopmobility - provides manual powered wheelchairs, powered scooters and volunteer escorts to help people with limited mobility shop in Rochdale.
  • M6 Theatre - one of the country's leading theatre companies.
  • Other local charities and groups.

How to make a donation​

All donations are gratefully received and will go to these fantastic local causes.

Pay by BACS or bank transfer:
Barclays Bank Rochdale  Branch
Account Number: 13714489
Sort code: 20-7267

Pay by cheque: make cheques payable to The Mayor's Charity. You can drop them off at the Rochdale Town Hall or post to

​​The Mayor's Office
Rochdale Town Hall
The Esplanade
Rochdale OL16 1AB.​​​​

​​How to join the committee​​ of volunteers

The mayoral year is a busy one and doesn’t leave much time to organise all the fundraising events. Each mayor chooses a committee of volunteers who help with the organisation and running of all the fundraisers.

If you’d like to join the committee, register your interest with the Mayoral office.

The Mayor’s Charity e​vents

​​​​​​​​The Mayor of Rochdale is supporting a number of local charities during his year of office. Details of the events will be added here once announced.​​